Great week with the Fam

Well the Thanksgiving week is over, and it proved to be a very good weekend. We went to Connecticut to see my mom and the rest of the family. This was the first time that Victoria got to meet my Aunt Sue and Uncle Jim. It was also the first time that she got to meet my Uncle Chris, Aunt Janet, and Leigh and Shawn.

Sarah and Amy came into town, and we had a very nice Thanksgiving. It was the usual family get together in very many ways - filled with catching up with one another, enjoying each other's company, and of course the unavoidable argument(s). My mom seems to be doing well in adjusting to her new living conditions in Connecticut, and Amy is moving back home to get back on her feet. What else is family for.

It has been a while since spending Thanksgiving day with this side of the family, and it was very fun. Reminded me of my childhood, a day filled with good times and family. As my uncle Jim later reflected while we were watching a film of the dinner (Uncle Jim and his gadgets) - there are not many families out there who are able to all sit down together and truly enjoy one another's company. That is a blessing.

Wish Jake and Dad where there - that would make it complete, but life has changed in that way and is something that takes a little getting used to. This was Victoria and Marion's first experience with the fam - and they did very well. My wife has the patience of a saint. I am growing to love her more and more for that characteristic.

I am not sure when we will all get together again like this, now that families are growing and distance continues to make it difficult to get together. Enjoy the time that you have together when you are able to get together, and that is what we were able to do.